Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Step X Step - Embossed Flowers

Marjie Kemper here, with a Step X Step using the Tattered Florals die, layers of ink, stencils, and embossing powder.  In the picture below, I'ved used Texture Fades to dry emboss all three flowers:

They look interesting, but check out how much better they are after I heat emboss them, too.

Just press the entire piece into a Versamark pad.

Then cover the flowers with clear embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Once they were all done, I realized they were too similar and I needed some contrast.  So I cut a plain black flower and dry embossed it, and then cut another shape entirely and just heat embossed it (so it's totally smooth, almost glassy, with no added texture):

I used small chipboard pieces to pop up the top two layers

I ended up going with 3 of the 5 flowers, and saved the others for another project. Here's my finished card, which I shared on my blog the other day.

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  1. I loved these the first time around, and I love them again. It's amazing what a little embossing will do. I like to use UTEE and then "crack" the embossed flower to make it look antique. I bet you do that, too!

  2. Wow, Marjie, what wonderful flowers. They certainly are very striking too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  3. This is just gorgeous Marjie, when I saw them on your blog I did wonder how you did it. Love the 'extra' flower head, it give it such a lift. Must have a go at this one. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

  4. Great tutorial..such fantastic flowers!

  5. These flowers are amazing, Marjie

  6. Loving your pretty card with its fab background and the flower is beautiful. Annette x

  7. Oh Marjie, this is just wonderful. The colors are spectacular and I love the texture with them being both dry and heat embossed. I love handmade flowers and these are amazing. Thank you for sharing this terrific tutorial with us!


  8. Love all this embossing...texture city! Gorgeous flowers, and so full of life with all that color!!!

  9. Beautiful Marjie and thanks for the tutorial.
    Greetings Janny

  10. These are so fabulous Marjie... thanks for sharing all those details!
    Alison x

  11. Thank you so much for that tutorial! Love this.